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What To Do If You Have Fluid In Your Lungs
Fluid retention: Fluid retention causes swelling that increases with gravitation (eg leg swelling after standing for long period of time). It is symmetric and dimples when pressed upon. Also, weight will fluctuate rapidly when caused by fluid retention. Notably, there are many other causes for leg swelling, and if occurring in one leg only, then likely not fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
What kind of tests would you need to do if you wanted to check if your scarred inside the uterous from abortions?
Depends: Technically you have many holes in your head, as spaces where important structures enter your brain. If a hole does not penetrate the dura, the linings which surround the cerebrospinal fluid, then nothing happens to the fluid, but if a hole enters the dura, it is exposed, will leak out and risks an infection as well as other consequences related to leaking of the fluid. ...Read more
How do you know if your having a miscarriage and if you are what can you do in the process without having to visit the doctor as yet?
Go to the ER: This usually needs immediate medical attention.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I have fluid in the pleural cavity. how would you expect this to affect the process of pulmonary ventilation?
Pleural effusion: Fluid in the pleural cavity causes compression of the lung and reduces your lung capacity, thereby reducing your ventilation capacity. This is important to have checked out and treated. Depending on quantity, this may require draining some fluid for analysis. Treatment depends on cause, needs evaluation. See your doctor for advise. ...Read more
Airway Clearance: To help improve lung function & prevent chronic infections, it is important to do airway clearance therapies with the help of breathing treatments (hypertonic saline, recombinant dnase etc.) & techniques that help remove mucus (chest vest, acapella, manual chest physical therapy etc.). Exercise is also important for CF patients. Talk to your CF doctor about an appropriate airway clearance regimen. ...Read more
Calcium: Calcification is simply a sign of arteriosclerosis - nothing more. If you smoke, stop. If you're obese, lose weight. Follow a vegetarian or mediterranean diet. Be sure your BP is controlled. Exercise regularly. If your 10 year risk is >7.5%, begin a statin. (there are online calculators to help determine your 10 year risk). ...Read more
Water in the ear: Sometimes, nothing happens. Often, it is uncomfortable since water does not feel good when it's in the middle ear. It's kind of like water going up your nose. Sometimes, the bacteria in water that contaminates the ear can infect the ear. Then, the infected ear will drain and often be uncomfortable. That will require antibiotic ear drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat less salt: It's harder than u may thinkGet a more detailed answer ›
Get evaluated.: Blood in the urinary tract requires evaluation. There are many benign causes for blood in the urine (e.g. Infection, stones), but a workup must be performed to rule out causes that cannot be missed, such as bladder cancer. At your first doctor visit a urinalysis can confirm the presence of blood and see if you have an infection. In the absence of infection, more tests may be necessary. ...Read more
It is different: Blood in stools can either be red in which case it is not difficult to tell because no food looks like pure red blood. But blood can also turn stools in tarry black and the only thing that can give you black stools besides blood, is taking iron tablets or having used peptobismol. ...Read more
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